Despite being released 20 years ago, "Jurassic Park" is still proving to be a huge box office success. The Inquistr reported on Monday that thanks to movie goers in China, the film has now grossed over $1 billion.
Steven Spielberg's dinosaur romp never played in China during its initial release back in 1993 and fans rushed to movie theatres to finally see the film in 3D, helping the film rake in $28.8 million over the weekend. According to the Hollywood Reporter, while 3D films are struggling at the box office in other countries, 3D has proved to be an extremely popular platform in China, which partially explains its success of "Jurassic Park" over the weekend.
"Jurassic Park" was re-released in 3D back in April and has since grossed nearly $90 million, including $45.4 million at the domestic box office. "Jurassic Park" is now the 17th highest grossing film of all time. James Cameron claims the top two spots with "Avatar" and "Titanic," while the rest of the list is filled out by films from the Harry Potter franchise and "The Avengers."